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How much do your classes/major really matter?
Hi, I’m relatively new here. Anyways, does your selected major weigh and the certain classes you took into the application process? For example, in the future I’m planning to apply as a communications/comparative literature major (non-STEM) and all my B’s have came from STEM classes so far which happen to be the highest level (AP’s and honors, honors precalculus in sophomore year). Also, I received a B in an elective class in the first semester (Digital Imaging) which I had to take because a language class couldn’t work with my schedule. Do they consider that? If it weren’t for that B, my GPA would be a few points higher. Also, I’m planning on applying to nowhere super prestigious, just maybe schools like UW, Ohio State, and the UC’s.6 replies